UNC junior attackman Chris Gray (4) scored four points in the first quarter against Colgate at Dorrance Field on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2020. UNC won 19-6.

Analysis: Chris Gray highlights 2020 resurgence for UNC men's lacrosse

After starting 2020 with a 4-0 record, it is clear that the No. 4 Tar Heels have turned a corner and have a chance to return to the glory they experienced in 2016, when they won the national championship.


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Senior midfielder Tanner Cook (77) holds the ball against Mercer at Dorrance Field on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The Tar Heels beat the Bears 14-6.

No. 10 UNC mens lacrosse upended Mercer behind a potent attack

The No. 10 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team faced off against the Mercer Bears on Saturday. The Tar Heels (2-0) ran out 14-6 winners as their explosive attack proved too much for the Bears (1-1). After seeing the score close to 5-3 in the second quarter, the North Carolina offense shifted into another gear. Cook’s two goals in 38 seconds brought the margin to a comfortable 7-3 and sparked a fire in the attack that burned brightly until the end of the game, allowing the Tar Heels to see out the victory.